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Islamic State attacks gas plant north of Baghdad, killing 11 | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Islamic State attack on a state-run gas plant in Baghdad’s northern outskirts on Sunday killed at least 11 people, including policemen, and forced two power stations it supplied to suspend electricity production.<p>A suicide car bomb went off at the entrance of the facility in …

Death toll in Yemen's Mukalla suicide bombing rises to 25 - sources

ADEN (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 25 new recruits inside a police compound in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla on Sunday in an attack claimed by Islamic State, medical and security sources said.<p>The victims were queuing up to register when the bomb, which wounded 25 others, went …

Creepy, dystopian genetic identification already exists—we’re just not using it yet

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>The dark 1997 sci-fi film <i>Gattaca</i> takes place in a world where employers accept job candidates based on the quality of their genes. The possibility of such discrimination just got a little more real.<p>Using widely available technologies, a programmer has designed a …

Software Development

Virtual reality might actually be accessible to the masses

Samsung just lowered the price of its virtual-reality headset to $99, helping overcome one of the biggest barriers to the technology.<p>To date, Samsung has been the only company to manufacture and sell a consumer VR headset. At $200, its last-generation headset, the Gear VR Innovator Edition, already …

Your next wearable device could be a temporary tattoo

The next generation of wearable technology will stick to your skin and you won’t have to remember to put it on every morning.<p>Chaotic Moon, an Austin-based tech design firm, is experimenting with conductive paint and electronic components, including LED lights, to build skin-mounted gadgets that …

Wearable Tech

2016 Politics Will Be ‘Unpredictable’ & ‘Raucous,’ Says Washington Post Reporter

<i>2015 was a rollercoaster year in politics that saw monumental decisions, like the same-sex marriage decision from the Supreme Court; the rise of unexpected candidates, like Donald Trump; departures of political mainstays, like House Speaker John Boehner; and a national and international debate over</i> …

5 Expert Predictions for the Global Economy in 2016

From instability in Greece to energy technology, the stories to watch this year<p>The world will face economic challenges on multiple fronts in 2016. As the U.S. Federal Reserve begins its monetary tightening, Europe is struggling to manage migrant and debt crises, China’s financial stability is in …

Economics

The 10 biggest risks the world faces in 2016

"And so, in 2016, conflict intensifies," Ian Bremmer, the head of Eurasia Group, and Cliff Kupchan write in the firm's annual list of top risks.<p>"This all means a dramatically more fragmented world in 2016 with more intra-, inter-, and extra-state conflict than any point since World War II."<p>Still, …

3 Reasons Why 2016 Could Be a Banner Year for Startups

Analysts from venture capital and merger and acquisition researcher PitchBook say early-stage companies are likely to see an influx of investor dollars in the coming year.<p>There's never any shortage of predictions during the New Year, and venture capital data researcher PitchBook is adding its voice …

Here's the Market's Biggest Problem for 2016

With the bull market roaring at the end of last year, Wall Street market strategists and pundits, almost without exception, were predicting …